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FactsBox: Odisha Balaram Yojana

The Odisha Government recently launched Balaram Yojana to provide crop loans to landless farmers. The new scheme will help landless cultivators get loan through joint liability groups. Key Features The scheme has set target to provide farm loans to 7 lakh landless farmers in next two years. The Institute of Management of Agricultural Extension (IMAGE) ..

Odisha to include local produce in ICDS and PDS schemes first time

Odisha for the first time will include locally cultivated ragi into the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and Public Distribution Scheme (PDS). This is being done as a part of the State Millet Mission that was launched by the Odisha Government in 2017. Ragi Procurement In 2020, the Odisha Government has procured 95,000 quintals of ..

Odia Short film wins award in COVID-19 film festival

The short film produced in Ankushpur village of Odisha’s Ganjam district has won a special jury award at the COVID-19 International Film Festival 2020. the name of the short film is Martyapura Re Jamaraj (Yamaraj on earth), it is a 13-minute humorous short film in Odia which seeks to spread awareness in rural areas on ..

Portal Launched by Odisha for Registering Migrant Workers

The Odisha government has launched a portal covid19.odisha.gov.in for registering migrant workers returning to the state after the lifting of the lockdown in May. About the Portal The portal covid19.odisha.gov.in will enable the registration of migrant workers returning to Odisha after the lockdown is lifted in May. The registration will help quarantine and curb the ..

Mankidia Tribe

The newly constituted Panda committee under the tribal affairs ministry is to look into the issue of forest rights of the Mankidia tribe in Simlipal Tiger Reserve. About the Tribe The Mankidia are a nomadic tribal group of people who live in Odisha. The term ‘Mankidia’ is derived from Odia word ‘Mankada’ meaning monkey. This ..

Chaitra Jatra Festival

The famous Chaitra Jatra festival of Odisha was cancelled as one of the precautionary measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. About the Festival The Chaitra Jatra is an annual festival celebrated at the Taratarini Temple in Odisha. It is observed in the month of Chaitra, when lakhs of devotees visit the temple. It is ..

Odisha introduces Mission Shakti department and independent Nutrition Budget

The Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik recently announced that Odisha will be the first state to have an exclusive department for Self Help Group (SHGs) called “Mission Shakti”. In addition to this exclusive department, the state government has also introduced an independent Nutrition Budget focusing on the nutritional enhancement of all mothers and children ..

‘Adventures of a Daredevil Democrat’ book released

A first of its kind comic book on the life and works of former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik was recently released by the present Chief Minister and the former’s son Naveen Patnaik. Several Senior political leaders of many parties attended the book release event. The state is celebrating the former Chief Minister’s 104th birth ..